Migrant Mass with Bishop Cistone and Theology of the Body Training Among Upcoming Faith Offerings
SAGINAW — Below are some of the upcoming events that will take place across the Diocese of Saginaw. Parishes are invited to include these events in their parish bulletins.
WHAT: Registration Remains Open for MYE Faith Youth Event
WHEN: Event is from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
WHERE: Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Rd., University Center
The MYE Faith youth event is a one day event in which youth encounter Christ through the Eucharist, dynamic speakers, spirit-filled prayer and more. The day will include Mass with Bishop Cistone, a professionally- produced dramatic performance about the passion and resurrection of Jesus and a concert with JJ Weeks Band. Former Miss Michigan, Kelly Nieto, will also speak at the event along with other breakout session speakers. There is no fee for youth attendees and adult chaperones in the Diocese of Saginaw. The event is presented by the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw and is for youth in grades 8 to 12 and young adults up to 20 years of age. Additional information, including registration details is available at
WHAT: Migrant Mass with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9
WHERE: 2867 Cleaver Rd., Caro
The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate an outdoor Mass with migrant families and friends. Those who would like to attend should bring lawn chairs. For more information, please call Sabrina Costilla at 989.797.6655.
WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Kinde
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12
WHERE: Annunciation of the Lord Parish, St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, 1709 Moeller Rd., Kinde
Since January 2012, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, has traveled to different churches throughout the diocese to lead Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament. The faithful are invited to join him in praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we strive to do God’s will in our local Church.
WHAT: Holy Hour for Vocations with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
All are welcome to attend a Holy Hour for vocations with Bishop Cistone. All pastors and sacramental ministers are encouraged to invite young men to join in the holy hour and dinner to follow at the Center for Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw. Those interested in attending the dinner may contact Pat Preston
. For more information, contact Rev. Andrew Booms, director of priesthood vocations at
WHAT: The Mission of Catechesis and the Basics for Catechist Certification (Daytime Session)
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17
WHERE: Center for Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
This workshop offers opportunities to grow as disciples of Jesus and to focus on how to help young disciples do the same. In the morning, we will pray together and explore Jesus’ missionary mandate and what it means for us today as catechists in the parishes and Catholic schools of the Diocese of Saginaw. For those who need Basic Catechist Certification or would like a refresher, the afternoon extension covers some of the basics of being a catechist and explores the resources and techniques available to help launch you into this new adventure with Jesus and his young disciples. (Full day attendance is required for Basic Catechist Certification.) More information is available at the following link: http://www.saginaw.org/images/stories/PDFs/catechesis/Registrationform8-17.pdf
WHAT: Theology of the Body for Teens Train-the-Trainer Sessions
WHEN: Middle School Edition- 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20
High School Edition- 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21
WHERE: Center for Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
The Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition helps 6th through 8th graders find answers to their tough questions concerning their bodies, sexuality, and their future. Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition helps teens find answers to their tough questions on God, sexuality, and the meaning of life. The program has been designed specifically as a catechetical program to fit into youth ministry, Catholic schools, faith formation, and homeschooling settings. Parents, catechists, faith formation leaders, youth ministers, teachers, clergy, religious and pastoral staffs are all encouraged to attend these sessions which are based on catechesis from St. John Paul II. Colin MacIver, a teacher and co-author of Theology of the Body for Teens, will be in Saginaw for the trainings which will benefit any adult who interacts with teens. Participants' own lives will be enriched as well!
WHAT: “From Papyrus to Print”- How the Bible Came Into Existence with Father José Maria Cabrera
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
How did our Bibles come into existence? When we think about "Old Bibles" we tend to think of an old King James Bible, or perhaps the Gutenberg Bible. But that only brings us back to 1450 A.D. The Bible existed long before that! Did you know that with the New Testament alone we have 5,800 ancient Greek manuscripts? Did you know that there are Old Testament fragments even older than the Dead Sea Scrolls? Come and discover a world of ancient languages, papyri and parchment . . . a world of ancient texts that witness to God's Word and action in the world. Those with further questions or who would like to register may contact 989-797-6607. The cost to attend the evening is $10.
WHAT: The Mission of Catechesis and the Basics for Catechist Certification (Evening Sessions)
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 1
WHERE: Saint Christopher Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 140 Atwood St., Caro
As a two-part workshop, these sessions offer opportunities to grow as disciples of Jesus and to focus on how to help young disciples do the same. In the first session, we will pray together and explore Jesus’ missionary mandate and what it means for us today as catechists in the parishes and Catholic schools of the Diocese of Saginaw. For those who need Basic Catechist Certification or would like a refresher, the second session covers some of the basics of being a catechist and explores the resources and techniques available to help launch you into this new adventure with Jesus and his young disciples. (Attendance at both evenings are required for Basic Catechist Certification.) More information is available at the following link: http://www.saginaw.org/images/stories/PDFs/catechesis/Registration-Brochure-Caro-fill.pdf
WHAT: Misa Hispana (Hispanic Mass) with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12
WHERE: The Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate the third annual Misa Hispana. All are invited to attend this celebration of the Eucharist that will honor the rich traditions of the Hispanic Community. The Mass will be in Spanish with the homily in English. Immediately after the Mass, all are invited to a reception which will include a reflection to honor Blessed Óscar Romero, martyred Archbishop of San Salvador. For more information, please call Veronica Strudgeon at 989.797.6646.
WHAT: Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic and Dinner for Seminarian Education
WHEN: Golf Classic- Morning and Afternoon Tee Times on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (Details at saginaw.org)
WHEN: Dinner- Reception and Silent Auction- 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17
WHERE: Golf Classic takes place at Swan Valley Golf Course, 9521 Highland Green Dr., Saginaw
WHERE: Dinner Banquet and Silent Auction takes place in Curtiss Hall at Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Rd., University Center
The tenth annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic to raise funds for seminarian education tees off on Sept. 16 with morning and afternoon golf scrambles at the Swan Valley Golf Course in Saginaw. In addition to game prizes, golf tournament awards will be given to flight winners, the top Knights of Columbus team and the top co-ed team (details will be available at the event).
The annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic continues on the evening of Sept.17 with the Dinner Banquet & Silent Auction in Curtiss Hall on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.